Adult Faith Sharing


We’re Responding to Pope Francis

In his encyclical On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis calls upon the whole world to change lifestyles to care for creation and poor and vulnerable people.  Parishioners have gathered to determine how to respond to Pope Francis’ call and have decided to begin by distributing information about how we can reduce our own solid waste.  Our Religious Education Program is organizing an Everyday is Earth Day Leadership Team to bring the Pope’s message to life for our children.  See “Upcoming Events” on our On Care for Our Common Home page for a summary of all the ideas currently being considered.

For Mother Teresa, Jesus and his sacrifice were the very heart of her life and mission.  She had the courage to show the world “the real face of Jesus” the one who walked among the lepers, prostitutes, and outcasts.  The Jesus who healed the sick and gave the disheartened hope, the one who stood up to injustice and hatred and who countered hate with love every time.  Her legacy, as recognized in her canonization, is having made Jesus real to everyone who met her.  A brochure is available in the vestibule if you would like more information on Saint Teresa of Calcutta.